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CAS 271: Intercultural Communication (Storr)

Research guide for your cultural profile and family tree.

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LionSearch can be helpful for researching culture, language, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, identity, immigration, globalization, and so on, for all of your various projects.

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Netherlands AND immigration 1850s (combine keywords/concepts with capital AND, OR, or NOT)

"Dutch culture" (search for phrases by adding double quotes (" "))

Polish immigrants to Pittsburgh (possible search strategies include the name of the country ("Poland"), as well as the name for its people ("Polish"))

(Italy OR Italians) AND immigration AND "Western Pennsylvania" (combine all strategies)

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